Period
to 20 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for OLTP skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited OLTP over the 6 months to 20 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Online Transaction Processing (OLTP)
UK
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 790 746 709
Rank change year-on-year -44 -37 +29
Contract jobs citing OLTP 89 142 177
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.087% 0.14% 0.15%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.39% 0.60% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 84 89
UK median daily rate £515 £463 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.35% +5.11% +22.22%
10th Percentile £369 £308 £313
90th Percentile £650 £625 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £450
% change year-on-year - -11.11% +34.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
UK median hourly rate £17.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 - -

OLTP is in the Databases and Business Intelligence category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 22595 23511 26618
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 22.09% 22.60% 23.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 15446 15594 17543
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +0.51%
10th Percentile £310 £285 £269
90th Percentile £625 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £376 £375
% change year-on-year +6.45% +0.20% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 285 366 411
UK median hourly rate £31.15 £28.18 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.54% -2.83% +16.00%
10th Percentile £14.00 £10.13 £12.00
90th Percentile £58.00 £52.09 £52.47
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £28.18 £30.00
% change year-on-year +24.20% -6.07% +33.33%

OLTP
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing OLTP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for OLTP in the UK

OLTP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing OLTP.

Contractor daily rate trend for OLTP in the UK

OLTP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing OLTP over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for OLTP in the UK

OLTP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing OLTP.

Contractor hourly rate trend for OLTP in the UK

OLTP
Top 12 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OLTP within the UK over the 6 months to 20 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -24 86 £525 +10.53% 12
London -43 48 £525 +5.00% 8
UK excluding London +10 38 £400 - 4
South East +2 19 £425 +11.26%
North of England +51 16 £388 -21.48% 1
Yorkshire +16 10 £388 -27.91%
North West +22 4 £577 +7.35% 1
North East +52 2 £298 -37.37%
West Midlands +22 1 - - 1
Midlands +17 1 - - 3
Wales +12 1 £400 +6.67%
East of England -20 1 - -

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing OLTP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for OLTP.

1 63 (70.79%) SQL
2 41 (46.07%) Linux
3 39 (43.82%) Unix
4 36 (40.45%) OLAP
5 35 (39.33%) ETL
6 32 (35.96%) Performance Tuning
7 29 (32.58%) Business Intelligence
7 29 (32.58%) Java
7 29 (32.58%) Finance
8 28 (31.46%) SQL Server
9 27 (30.34%) Oracle
9 27 (30.34%) Agile Software Development
9 27 (30.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 26 (29.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 23 (25.84%) Data Warehouse
12 21 (23.60%) Red Hat
12 21 (23.60%) C++
13 19 (21.35%) STL
13 19 (21.35%) XML
13 19 (21.35%) Microsoft
13 19 (21.35%) Scrum
13 19 (21.35%) Replication
13 19 (21.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 19 (21.35%) Big Data
14 18 (20.22%) Shell Script
15 17 (19.10%) Banking
15 17 (19.10%) Python
15 17 (19.10%) OO
15 17 (19.10%) Oracle Database
15 17 (19.10%) Microsoft Azure

OLTP
Co-occurring IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 13 (14.61%) Apache
1 13 (14.61%) Apache Spark
1 13 (14.61%) Cloud Foundry
1 13 (14.61%) GemFire
1 13 (14.61%) Tomcat
2 2 (2.25%) Tuxedo
3 1 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (1.12%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.12%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (6.74%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (3.37%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.12%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (5.62%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.12%) iTrent
Cloud Services
1 17 (19.10%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (14.61%) GitHub
2 13 (14.61%) PaaS
3 11 (12.36%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (4.49%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (8.99%) DNS
2 6 (6.74%) Extranet
2 6 (6.74%) Intranet
3 5 (5.62%) Firewall
4 3 (3.37%) HTTP
4 3 (3.37%) MPLS
4 3 (3.37%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (40.45%) OLAP
2 28 (31.46%) SQL Server
3 27 (30.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 26 (29.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 23 (25.84%) Data Warehouse
6 19 (21.35%) Big Data
6 19 (21.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 17 (19.10%) Oracle Database
8 14 (15.73%) Hadoop
8 14 (15.73%) HBase
9 13 (14.61%) Apache Hive
10 12 (13.48%) SQL Server 2008
11 11 (12.36%) SQL Server 2012
11 11 (12.36%) SQL Server 2016
12 9 (10.11%) Relational Database
13 8 (8.99%) QlikView
14 7 (7.87%) MySQL
15 4 (4.49%) DB2
15 4 (4.49%) RDBMS
15 4 (4.49%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 16 (17.98%) Git (software)
2 13 (14.61%) Gradle
2 13 (14.61%) IntelliJ
2 13 (14.61%) Jenkins
2 13 (14.61%) JUnit
3 6 (6.74%) Octopus Deploy
4 4 (4.49%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (2.25%) ERwin
5 2 (2.25%) Visual Studio
6 1 (1.12%) TeamCity
General
1 29 (32.58%) Finance
2 17 (19.10%) Banking
3 8 (8.99%) Investment Banking
4 3 (3.37%) Retail
4 3 (3.37%) Retail Banking
4 3 (3.37%) Retail Finance
5 1 (1.12%) Advertising
5 1 (1.12%) Dutch Language
5 1 (1.12%) Legal
5 1 (1.12%) Local Government
5 1 (1.12%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 61 (68.54%) Developer
2 19 (21.35%) C++ Developer
3 16 (17.98%) Architect
3 16 (17.98%) SQL Developer
4 11 (12.36%) Java Developer
4 11 (12.36%) Solutions Architect
5 10 (11.24%) SQL Server Developer
6 8 (8.99%) Big Data Developer
6 8 (8.99%) ETL Developer
6 8 (8.99%) SSIS Developer
7 7 (7.87%) SSRS Developer
8 6 (6.74%) Analyst
8 6 (6.74%) DBA
8 6 (6.74%) Lead Developer
8 6 (6.74%) Lead SQL Server Developer
9 5 (5.62%) Oracle Developer
9 5 (5.62%) Python Developer
10 4 (4.49%) Data Architect
10 4 (4.49%) Dynamics AX Developer
10 4 (4.49%) Report Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (21.35%) STL
1 19 (21.35%) XML
2 17 (19.10%) JSON
3 13 (14.61%) Apache Camel
3 13 (14.61%) J2EE
3 13 (14.61%) Kafka
3 13 (14.61%) Middleware
3 13 (14.61%) RESTful
3 13 (14.61%) Spark Streaming
3 13 (14.61%) Spring
3 13 (14.61%) Spring Boot
3 13 (14.61%) Spring Integration
3 13 (14.61%) Web Services
3 13 (14.61%) XSLT
4 11 (12.36%) MDX
5 10 (11.24%) Ajax
5 10 (11.24%) AngularJS
6 3 (3.37%) Hibernate
6 3 (3.37%) XSD
7 2 (2.25%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 19 (21.35%) Replication
2 13 (14.61%) Linux Command Line
2 13 (14.61%) Virtual Team
3 11 (12.36%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (4.49%) Mainframe
5 2 (2.25%) Fixed Income
5 2 (2.25%) User Experience
6 1 (1.12%) AS400
6 1 (1.12%) Clustering
6 1 (1.12%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.12%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (1.12%) Grid Computing
6 1 (1.12%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 41 (46.07%) Linux
2 39 (43.82%) Unix
3 16 (17.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 10 (11.24%) Windows
5 1 (1.12%) Windows 10
5 1 (1.12%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.12%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.12%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (39.33%) ETL
2 32 (35.96%) Performance Tuning
3 29 (32.58%) Business Intelligence
4 27 (30.34%) Agile Software Development
5 19 (21.35%) Scrum
6 17 (19.10%) OO
7 14 (15.73%) Unit Testing
7 14 (15.73%) Validation
8 13 (14.61%) Acceptance Criteria
8 13 (14.61%) Benchmarking
8 13 (14.61%) MapReduce
8 13 (14.61%) Software Engineering
8 13 (14.61%) System Testing
8 13 (14.61%) TDD
8 13 (14.61%) User Stories
9 12 (13.48%) Database Tuning
9 12 (13.48%) SDLC
10 10 (11.24%) Data Analysis
10 10 (11.24%) Data Modelling
11 9 (10.11%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 63 (70.79%) SQL
2 29 (32.58%) Java
3 21 (23.60%) C++
4 18 (20.22%) Shell Script
5 17 (19.10%) Python
6 14 (15.73%) T-SQL
7 9 (10.11%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
7 9 (10.11%) PowerShell
8 7 (7.87%) C#
9 4 (4.49%) PL/SQL
10 3 (3.37%) Perl
10 3 (3.37%) XPath
11 2 (2.25%) COBOL
12 1 (1.12%) R
Qualifications
1 11 (12.36%) Degree
2 6 (6.74%) MCITP
2 6 (6.74%) MCSE
2 6 (6.74%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (2.25%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.12%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (14.61%) QA
2 1 (1.12%) Cyber Essentials
2 1 (1.12%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
2 1 (1.12%) GDPR
2 1 (1.12%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 13 (14.61%) Apache ZooKeeper
1 13 (14.61%) HDFS
2 5 (5.62%) Active Directory
3 4 (4.49%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.12%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 1 (1.12%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
1 1 (1.12%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 1 (1.12%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 27 (30.34%) Oracle
2 21 (23.60%) Red Hat
3 19 (21.35%) Microsoft
4 7 (7.87%) RedGate
4 7 (7.87%) Tableau
5 5 (5.62%) Sybase
6 4 (4.49%) IBM
6 4 (4.49%) VMware
7 3 (3.37%) EnterpriseDB
7 3 (3.37%) TSYS
8 2 (2.25%) JD Edwards
8 2 (2.25%) Micro Focus
8 2 (2.25%) Siebel
9 1 (1.12%) Apple
9 1 (1.12%) Citrix
9 1 (1.12%) Netezza
9 1 (1.12%) SAP
9 1 (1.12%) Symantec